An American Prophecy.
(Please keep in mind as you read, the original first paragraph introduction makes clear when this article was written, so it is being reposted to this new website in its entirety, with the exception of the link changes necessary for the new website. See the editor’s statement after the close of the article.)
True servants of Christ are called to be a witness of the coming kingdom of God and even warn of coming troubles beforehand, crying aloud to the world (Isa.58:1) and the people therein who will inevitably be affected by future prophetic events. I have been doing that here on this website to the best of my ability and back at the first of May in 2011, I was finishing an article titled A NATION IN DECLINE. It was meant as a warning article based on what the Bible foretells, as well as many other writings on this website do. Today (In Sept/2011) I am writing on an American prophecy as seen by the title, although it will also affect the whole world. Deut.28 gives the blessings and curses that pertain to none-other than the Israelite descendants and especially the two birthright holding nations. The COG has been watching these two nations falter as they have fallen deeper into sinful living and debt, for nearly four decades now.
Herbert Armstrong warned that America was destined for a crash—total collapse and enslavement once again, along with Britain—and that was way back in the 1950’s. He prophesied a kind of United States of Europe would rise when there were only 6 nations in the European common market. Many things have changed since then and now there are 27 nations involved and that may also change, but the fact is a “united states of Europe” has already been seriously looked into and planned, which can come on the scene at any time today. Mr. H. Armstrong saw things on the world scene that he felt would propel the world to its final climax and the return of Jesus Christ in his lifetime!
However, we are not there yet and it did not transpire as fast as he thought. HWA died in 1986, but that does not mean what he foresaw will not come—many prophets have foretold events that did not come in their lifetimes. HWA was way ahead of his time for a reason and thanks be to the mercy of a very loving and merciful God—he was used to help us all have the information we needed, to come out of the world and its evil ways. He was certainly used to turn a people back to God. However, that futuristic time he spoke of is fast approaching and will happen whether you and I believe and are ready or not! HWA prophesied ahead of his time, as the ancient prophets did and what we are seeing today was also prophesied thousands of years ago! We today are in the final exams here in America—the prove all tests for mankind and the true COG of this era—which mankind in general is oblivious to these things, as some in the church are, even though they have had ample warning and time to prepare.
If you do not yet know who and where the USA and its blessings came from, then please feel free to read the new booklet here on our booklets page, written by Raymond McNair. Just go to that page and look for AMERICA & BRITAIN IN PROPHECY. The booklet also reveals some of the soon coming prophesied events that spell doom in the near future for the USA. It will cease as a nation and its people that survive will go into captivity. Look around you my friends and awaken to the reality of where we are in time! Can you not see that God is now allowing the curses, as He said He would, to the people who insist on walking contrary to Him? Notice this in your own Bible—turn with me to the OT book of Leviticus. Here we read of dual prophecy given for Israel through Moses and hundreds, even over three thousand years into the future for the final fulfillment.
Lev. 26:2-5 says; You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary: I am the LORD.” (Is America or any other nation really doing this properly now or have they ever?) 3 'If you walk in My statutes (do they even know what these are?) and keep My commandments, and perform them, 4 then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. 5 Your threshing shall last till the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last till the time of sowing; you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.” (NKJ thru-out, unless otherwise noted.) This is not even true for the little tiny nation called Israel today, which is only a very small portion of all Israel. My friends, many people, politicians and even US presidents of late will voice the words “God bless America” and never seem to realize that He already has and is now taking those blessings away because of national sins and a nation heading in the wrong direction.
Later on in this chapter we read of the negativity that has begun to come because of sinful disobedience. Lev 26:14 'But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, 15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, (which the American, Britain and the Jewish people have done over and over again in various ways—just in the last decade!) V.16 I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, (have we not been fighting terrorists since 9/11/01 and even in some events before?) wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.” It gets worse and personally—I think we are right on the verge of seeing all these things begin to rapidly increase, fulfilling these prophesies more quickly. Notice V.19 “I will break the pride of your power; (this has been happening slowly but surely for several years now, but when the world trade center and the pentagon were hit, it should have brought this more clearly to our leaders minds.)
This will culminate in our financial failures, the collapse of the economy and lose of military superiority.) continuing; “I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.” 20 And your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield its produce, nor shall the trees of the land yield their fruit. (we are facing a famine, as Christ also prophesied in Matt.24— look at this for just a moment. Matt 24:7-8 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. (We are seeing this increase today) And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. (these are also happening and on the increase) 8 "All these are the beginning of sorrows.” So now back to Lev.26:21 'Then, if you walk contrary to Me, and are not willing to obey Me, (which the USA does not seem to be) I will bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins.”
Are all of these so called—“natural disasters” that are hitting this country now just some sort of PLAGUES that God is allowing, that are draining more life out of an already dying economy—breaking the pride of our power even further? Figure this out my friends; every time this nation comes up with some new law that leads further away from God or a repeal of an existing law that takes the nation further into rebellion and abominable sins—something else happens that weakens us just a little more, making us more vulnerable than before. We have been warned and now the punishments are coming! Record heat spreading across this country has been burning up backyard gardens and crops in the field that would normally produce in abundance—but what are the law makers contemplating now? Well, they are looking into repealing the age old moral and Spiritual law of marriage so they can give homosexuals and lesbians the same rights as those who are trying to keep themselves from this immorality! Are they inviting disaster?
Yes and it is a terrible shame that anyone, in desiring to stay in political office, would contemplate these things and still claim to be a Christian! What does God say about this behavior? Do you know? It is in the Bible—notice Rom.1:18-32; “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, (by the creation around them) they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, ---V.24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,
V. 25 “who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, -----V.26 “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. (women with women) 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; --etc. V.32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, (Remember Sodom and Gomorrah) that those who practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”
(They want to pass laws to support their vile behavior instead of condemn and punish it as we see God did, recorded in the Bible!)
Well, that is where we are in this country and the so called leaders of the country, even some religions are doing exactly as the Scriptures say they would do—approving and practicing some of these sins. God is just getting started with the punishment! Back to Lev 26:27-34 'And after all this, (These previous warnings and then sufferings) if you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me, 28 then I also will walk contrary to you in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. 29 You shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters. 30 I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and cast your carcasses on the lifeless forms of your idols; and My soul shall abhor you. 31 I will lay your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the fragrance of your sweet aromas. (Many other Scriptures show this same thing and it is coming as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow!)
V.32 “I will bring the land to desolation, and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it. 33 I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you; your land shall be desolate and your cities waste.” (Multiple millions of Americans; US citizens are going to die very quickly when these prophecies reach their final fulfillment—but that does not have to be you—if you will only repent and turn back to God before it is too late! You don’t have to go the way of the nation, as it is a choice.) There will finally be peace on this earth! V.34 “Then the land shall enjoy its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies' land; (Captivity) then the land shall rest and enjoy its Sabbaths.” (This includes the annual Sabbaths, as they are statutes.)
One last Scripture here that deserves remembering—and it can apply to this nation just as it did ancient Israel, found in Lev 20:22-23. As I conclude this article, note this; 'You shall therefore keep all My statutes and all My judgments, and perform them, that the land where I am bringing you to dwell may not vomit you out. 23 'And you shall not walk in the statutes of the nation which I am casting out before you; for they commit all these things, and therefore I abhor them.”
This most definitely can and does apply to America and we need to think about it as we see all these devastating disasters already occurring and devastating parts of some of our cities. Will our leaders in Wash. DC and the white house take heed to a message like this? Most likely they will try NOT to listen to or read something like this, but the witnessing message is going out in various ways — these things will come and catch the nation and the world off guard, as they are already in motion. What about some of those in the COG? Paul wrote this to Timothy and all true servants of Christ; (1 Tim 6:20-21) “O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babble and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge—21 by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.”
The “rest of her offspring” (Rev.12:17) that Satan goes after can apply to many in this last generation who are compromising, uncommitted and lukewarm—perhaps even still carnal and unconverted—but can repent and change while there is time, to hopefully avoid the great tribulation that is sure to come soon—and it is your choice. (See the article titled “REPENTANCE”.) You do not have to be caught up in the final fulfillment of this American Prophecy that is sure to come and lead right into the great tribulation, very possibly and most likely within this new decade! (Written Sept/2011 for mtCOGsm)
(Editor of the above article and for TCOGMSO;—one link of this original article was removed, as that article will be re-written and posted later and there is the chance the title will not be the same. Also one misspelled word was corrected, the rest being original. I hope you can understand from what was written in this old article, (and others now reposted to this new website) plus looking at what we can now see from the new US Supreme court ruling (June 26, 2015) on same sex marriage; under the present President, the USA is very quickly headed for destruction because of national sins that have been encouraged and accelerated on his watch. The immorality of the people in this nation is sure to bring God’s wrath and fury on more quickly. YOU do not have to participate and should not! We are in rapid decline and the end of this nation is now four years closer to its final demise. It is still very possible, as stated above in the close of the article, that the USA could fall and the tribulation begin before this decade is finished. That is only 4 & ½ years away, which will pass very quickly. See Luke 21:36 and take it seriously, because Christ’s return may be closer than you think! In the meantime watch for evils of all kinds and more disasters to increase, which will lead into famines and pestilence; persecutions are coming soon for true Christians and this US Supreme court ruling has opened the door for that. Keep alert and attentive!)